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Bath College Tendering Opportunity: Institute of Technology Facilities

 

Bath College has an exciting opportunity for a contractor to work on our new Institute of Technology Refurbishment. Please read below to find out more and how to apply.

 

Institute Of Technology Facilities (Project Ref: IOT 2020)

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are invited from suitably qualified and experienced contractors to undertake refurbishment and fit out works at the Bath College City Centre Campus.

 

Contracting Body:

Bath College

 

Contract Description:

The work comprise the reconfiguration and refurbishment of the fourth and fifth floors of the McCauley building in the city centre to create new Institute Of Technology Facilities learning facilities.

 

Contract Value:

The construction work net cost is circa £1m, excluding VAT.

 

Outline Programme:

Tender 14th Sept to 23rd Oct 2020,  Works: 23rd Nov 2020 to 17th March 2021  (dates may be subject to change)

 

Form of Contract:

JCT Design and Build 2016 contract.

 

Procurement Route:

EOI responses will be evaluated to established a tender list of four to five contractors.  Those shortlisted contractors will be invited to participate in a single stage D&B tender competition.

 

EOI Closing Date:

EOIs need to be submitted by 12:00 noon Friday 4th September 2020.

 

Contact for EOI Package:

Mary Wisker   (mary.wisker@bathcollege.ac.uk)

 

EOI to be submitted to:

Mary Wisker   (mary.wisker@bathcollege.ac.uk)

 

Background:

Bath College welcomes EOIs from suitably qualified and experienced building/fit-out refurbishment contractors who have a track record of working in the FE or wider educational sector.  If you wish to express an interest in participating in this tender competition please email Mary Wisker (mary.wisker@bathcollege.ac.uk) to request an EOI application pack.   EOIs received by the closing deadline will be evaluated and a short list of four to five contractors will be invited to tender.  The EOI stage will require that you complete a PAS 91 questionnaire to demonstrate numerous competencies along with responses to x3 supplementary questions to understand your experience of delivering construction related works within the FE sector.

 

Announcement, News

College information for September

 

Now that students have enrolled for the coming academic year at Bath College, we have put together a brief overview of how we are handling the new term amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. We will, of course, be giving you lots more information in the run up to the start of term but in the meantime, these are the measures Bath College has taken to help minimise the risk of Coronavirus and keep students and staff safe.
 

College Campuses

One-way systems: Both our City Centre and Somer Valley Campuses will have one-way systems so that staff and students are able to move around the College safely when they are on site.
Face coverings: We will be supplying each learner a washable face covering to use when they are travelling to and from College and a small hand sanitiser bottle. We will not be asking students to wear face coverings at College unless the Government’s guidance to schools and colleges changes.
Hand sanitiser: Ensuring there are sufficient supplies of hand sanitiser at key points at both campuses and in each classroom and workshop.
Staggering start and finish times: so that students and staff can safely move around the College.
Additional cleaning: to ensure that we minimise the spread of Coronavirus.
 

Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Lessons: Most courses are likely to have combination of face to face and online learning for at least the first term. There may be funds available for students eligible for bursaries to access IT to enable them to do this. On the week commencing the 17th August, we will begin to send out more specific information on what your young persons lessons will look like as well as key dates to remember.
Class sizes: Will be smaller than usual and will be dictated by the room size and how we can follow social distancing guidelines.
Student bubbles: We will be keeping students in ‘bubbles’ with their classmates where possible.
Social space: We will need to minimise the number of students in our social spaces so there will be less available for the first term.
 

Student Support

Safeguarding and welfare: Despite restrictions on us during this time, we are committed to keeping up our excellent student support and will be amending our safeguarding and welfare processes in order to take into account blended learning.
Student bursaries such as free college meals and transport assistance are still available for those who qualify so please contact our Student Advice Centre on info@bathcollege.ac.uk if you need further information.
 
We will be back in touch between now and the start of term with a lot more information for you but if you would like to ask us any questions please do not hesitate to contact Jayne Davis, Deputy Principal and Jon Domaille, Assistant Principal – Learner Journey & Customer Relations at closure@bathcollege.ac.uk. This will be monitored from Wednesday 12th August 2020 onwards.
 
We hope you enjoy the rest of the summer.
 

Access HE NHS students

News, Student Spotlight

New remote Access to HE course perfect pathway to NHS Careers

 
Bath College have put together a new Access to Higher Education Health and Social Care Diploma that is taught through distance learning, so learners can complete the course from home.
 
Future medical professionals have always found the Access to Higher Education course at Bath College a fantastic way to achieve their career ambitions, however by adding a distance learning option it allows more people to be able to take advantage by working flexibly around their commitments.
 
Hopeful physiotherapists, optometrists, midwives, paramedics, midwives and paediatricians are among students who have completed Access to HE at Bath College in recent years.
 
Stephanie gained a place at UWE to study Physiotherapy. She said: “The access course has given me the skills needed to go to university. Before I never thought it’d be possible.
 
“As I’m older and have been out of education for a long time, the idea of writing an essay was really daunting! The Access Course has built up my skills and confidence in doing that.
 
“I completed an A-level in Biology when I was in college at 18 with a poor grade, as I found it so difficult to wrap my head around the content, but the Access Course at Bath College has made it a lot easier to understand and I am now getting distinctions throughout science.”
 
The Access to Higher Education course is for anyone 19 or older and lasts a year. On the course they study core subjects of English, Maths and study skills, together with subjects related to the degree choice.
 
Jasmine studied Psychology, Sociology and Biology alongside the core subjects. She gained a place to study Child’s nursing at Cardiff University.
 
“Before I came on this course I had just come back from traveling a wide range of countries and before that I worked as a Toddler Room Leader at a Nursery, particularly working 1:1 with a little boy with disabilities.
 
“I am now looking forward to the fact in 3 years’ time I will be a qualified children’s nurse and be able to begin my dream job for life, helping young people.”
 
Bath College Principal, Laurel Penrose, encourages parents to study at the College because staff can support students:
 
“We believe that by continuing in education and training and developing higher level skills, you are putting yourself in a very strong position to improve your life chances. For some that will mean improving career prospects and for others it will mean expanding skills and knowledge.”
 
Samantha has a three-year-old son and took the Access course to become a midwife, something that she was nervous about juggling before starting: “Luckily, I have a very supportive family who will care for my son when I need time for my assignments.
 
“College help part-fund my son’s pre-school hours every week to ensure I can commit to college. This means I have more time at college to do work and ensure I can attend all my lessons.
 
“The Access Course has really helped boost my confidence, it’s supported me to receive offers from universities for competitive courses I would never have been able to achieve on my own.
 
“It’s also allowed me to improve my academic knowledge and set me up for university whilst making great supportive friends who are also going through the same process for their goals.”
 
If you would like more information about Bath College’s new Access to Higher Education Health & Social Care course click here.
 

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